Public Computers and WiFi

The library offers Internet and word processing access to patrons. Please see the Computer Use & Internet/Wireless Policy. Adults who register to use the computers must agree to comply with policies.

A parent or legal guardian must be present to co-sign the library agreement allowing a child or teen (under age 16) to use the computers. A parent or guardian who has signed the agreement must accompany children under 9.

Patrons must present a valid library card, with fines under $10, prior to using the computer. Internet and word processing sessions are 60 minutes. Computers can be reserved. Otherwise it is first come, first served.  A patron can also bring his/her own laptop or device and use our free wireless internet access.

WiFi (Wireless Internet Access)

The library provides free wireless Internet access. Patrons using the library’s WiFi must comply with the library’s Computer Use & Internet/Wireless Policy.

Laptop Computers

Who can borrow a library laptop?
Adult Patrons with RCLS member library cards in good standing (no fines or overdues)*.
Patrons aged 16/17 with library cards in good standing whose parent/legal guardian has signed a Laptop Borrowing Agreement.
You must have your library card in hand to borrow a laptop. If you have lost your card, you must apply for a replacement card. You must also have your current photo ID in hand and a signed Laptop Borrowing Agreement on file.
*A patron with a library card just issued must wait to receive the card in the mail before they can borrow a laptop, however he may still use a public computer.
Why do I have to sign a Laptop Borrowing Agreement and leave my ID when I borrow a laptop?
It is important that patrons be aware of the responsibility they are assuming when they borrow one of the library’s laptops. That responsibility is detailed in the agreement they must sign before borrowing one.
The library needs to protect the community’s investment and make every effort to ensure that the laptops will not be taken from the building. Holding the patron’s photo ID is our best effort at doing that. The photo ID will be kept locked up while the laptop is being used.
Can I print from the laptop?
Yes. You need to put money on your Envisonware account in $1.00 increments before printing. Print jobs will not be released at the Reference Desk. All print jobs are sent to the public copier.

For how long may I borrow the laptop?
Just as with the public computers, a laptop can be borrowed for up to one 60-minute session per day and two additional 30-minute sessions. If others are waiting, you may be limited to fewer sessions at a time. (If the laptops are needed for library-offered computer classes, they may not be available for the full amount of time.) Time limits for laptops & PCs are cumulative. Laptops need to be returned by 30 minutes before closing time.
Can I save my documents?
As with the public computers, you may save your work to a flash drive. Flash drives are available to purchase at the Circulation Desk, or you may bring in your own flash drive.

Can I retrieve my documents once I have logged off Envisionware?

No. Once you have logged off (or are logged off by) Envisonware, your work is wiped from the hard drive.
Can the laptop leave the building?
No. The laptop cannot leave the main part of the building. It cannot be brought into the lobby or the restroom. If you need to use the restroom, take a cell phone call in the lobby, or leave the building for any reason, you should save your work to a flash drive and leave the laptop with the Circulation Staff to hold behind the desk until you have returned.
Can I sign out a laptop for another person to use?
No. In an effort to protect the community’s investment in our Laptop Program, you may only sign out a laptop for your own use. Exceptions will be made for a person using a laptop with another person, or a parent signing out a laptop for a minor child.
Parents signing out a laptop for a minor child must remain with the child while the laptop is in use. This does not apply for a 16/17 year old who has signed out a laptop in his/her own name.
Laptop borrowers are expected to follow all other Library policies.

iPads

The library has a number of iPad Minis are available for use in the library that are pre-loaded with games and activity apps for pre-schoolers, school-age children, and teens. A parent must sign an iPad Mini Agreement so that the child is eligible to use an iPad for a one-hour session. Ask at the front desk.

Mobile Print

Imagine being able to print any document from anywhere you are to anywhere you desire. PrinterOn Mobile Printing enables you to send and print documents from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. The library is now a destination for printing. Print emails, attachments, photos, boarding passes, web pages and more from both wireless and wired connections.

Use while traveling, from your home or car or even in the library building!

IMPORTANT INFO: Your print job will remain in the print queue for 24 hours. Please come to a library service desk to retrieve and pay for it – the library does not print items and hold them. Please note that mobile printing costs are the same as from our public computers: $0.15 for black & white and $0.35 for color. If you already have a pay print account, you can use your account to pay (the app will prompt you to use this).

PLEASE NOTE: On occasion, Printeron will fail to send a remote print job.  Please make a note of your print confirmation # in case of technical difficulties. You may call the library at 534-8282 to make sure your job is in the queue.

 

Using a computer or laptop:

  • Please go to Printeron Mobile Print Service
  • Follow the instructions to upload your document (your email must be provided to identify your print job)

Alternately, email the document to one of these addresses:

  • for black & white documents: rcls-cornwall-bw@printspots.com
  • for color documents: rcls-cornwall-color@printspots.com

 

From a smartphone or tablet:

  • Download the app onto your smartphone or tablet

→Apple devices, download the iOS app from the App Store

→Android devices, download the Android app from Google Play

  • Open the app and tap on “No printer selected”
  • Tap the search box at the top of the screen and type in “Cornwall” or “12518”
  • Select RCLS Cornwall Public Library (note that there is one for black & white and one for color)
  • Tap documents, photos or web, depending on what you wish to print.
  • Tap on the printer icon at the top right of screen
  • Tap print

New York Times Digital Access

The Power of Your Library! The Cornwall Public Library is now providing full, free digital access to the New York Times both in the library and from home – or anywhere using a digital device.

How to use the service

Within the library:

  • Navigate to: nytimes.com
  • Register with an email
  • Enjoy complimentary access

Outside the library:

  • Navigate to: www.nytimes.com/redeemaccess
  • Enter the following code: 5c90e7223d4edfb3
  • Register with an email
  • Enjoy 72 hours of free access*
  • You can also download the NY Times mobile app, login and use the free access.

OR, click here to register and redeem.

* When the 72 hours expires, patrons can redeem another code at any time for an additional 72 hours, by returning to www.nytimes/redeemaccess.  You must log out of the browser and the app before redeeming the code again.